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Pronunciation: fib'yu-la

Definition: The lateral and smaller of the two bones of the leg; does not bear weight and articulates with the tibia above and the tibia and talus below.

Synonym(s): calf bone, calf-bone1, perone, peroneal bone

[L. fibula (contr. fr. figibula), that which fastens, a clasp, buckle, fr. figo, to fix, fasten]

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